While America fights a war on one coast, a new front is about to open -- the homefront -- as the enemy attacks civilian towns with a giant war-machine like no other. But the enemy war-machine is a target, too, and there are more ways to win than with guns.... This story stands alone, but is set ten years after the events of the story "Tanks". ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories Source: December 1931, Astounding Stories of Super-Science
The Gods of Mars is a 1918 Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel, the second of his famous Barsoom series. It can be said that the novel set the tone for much science fiction to come. Its influence can clearly be seen in franchises such as Star Trek and Farscape. While Burroughs no doubt borrowed liberally from the pulp fiction of his day, particularly westerns and swashbuckling tales, the pacing and themes set the tone for the soft science fiction genre. The protagonist, John Carter, with... ( 1 reviews )
It's "Never the twain shall meet" time again, this time in London's Limehouse district. George Raft stars as Harry Young, a half-caste saloonkeeper who shelters beleaguered white girl Toni (Jean Parker) from her tormentors (shades of Broken Blossoms). Harry falls in love with the girl, but mixing of the races was still a Hollywood no-no in 1934, so tragedy results -- except for Toni, who finds happiness in the arms of Eric Benton (Kent Taylor), a man of "her own kind." The... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Yellowface Casting, Anna May Wong, George Raft, Jean Parker, Alexander Hall
Wallace Ford and Dean Jagger in a story involving newsreels and early television. Don't bother downloading the h.264 file. The Cinepack file from which it is derived is smaller. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Wallace Ford, Dean Jagger
This got famous for the most expensive short silent comedy that was ever produced. A bumbling sawmill employee (Larry Semon) tries to win the hand of the owner's daughter (Ann Hastings) while staying out of the clutches of the mill's bullying foreman (Oliver Hardy). ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Silent, Comedy, Short, Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy
Captain Z-ro (starring and created by Roy Steffens) was a children's television space opera featuring the eponimous time traveller and his companion, Jet (Bruce Haynes), visiting many key figures from the past.Copyright Status:All episodes were registered as published films in 1955 and 1956. In order for the copyrights in these films to continue to operate, renewals needed to be lodged in the relevant calendar years 1983 and 1984. No such renewals were lodged and the episodes entered the public... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: space opera, science fiction, television, classic tv, children's TV, Captain Z-ro, heroes, time...
A general (Lionel Atwill) of the old school, who believes strongly in his own honour and sense of duty, must come to terms with a crime he commited years earlier, during the Irish Rebellion in 1921. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Drama
In late nineteenth century Brooklyn, Ceddie Errol, the young son of an American woman and a late Englishman finds himself the sole male heir of his paternal grandfather, the Earl of Darincourt. The Earl, who has a pronounced distate for all things American and had previously refused to have anything to do wth Ceddie or his mother, invites them to relocate to England so Ceddie be groomed to take over the family title and fortune. Will the old aristocrat, a gruff character with a stern grip on... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Drama, Freddie Bartholomew, Dolores Costello, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry Stephenson, Mickey Rooney,...
In this all-black cast musical romance, Barbara (Sheila Guyse) must compete with a rich woman (Tondaleyo) for the man she loves. The man, singer and band leader Bob Jordan (Billy Daniel), tries to pursue his career, but soon comes to realize that there is more to life than being in high society. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Musical
U.S. Army Captain Casey (Jack Perrin) hears from the Border Patrol that trouble is brewing on his ranch and takes a ten-day leave to investigate the situation. It seems evil-doers are smuggling young Chinese men across the border and must be stopped. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: Western
Taken from IMDB: Mala is a Polynesian spy in the employ of U.S. Intelligence investigates sabotage on Clipper Island. A gang of spies causes the eruption of a volcano, for which our hero is blamed. He convinces the local Princess Melani of his innocence and helps her ward off a takeover by rival high priest Porotu. SURROUNDED BY DEVIL-SHARKS...HEMMED IN BY A BAND OF KILLERS ON AN ISLAND OF FEAR...WHO DARES DEFY THE GODS OF THE JUNGLE TO WIPE OUT THE NEW RADIO MENACE! (original ad - all caps) 14... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Serial, Adventure, Romance
LibriVox recording of The Time Traders, by Andre Norton. Read by Mark Nelson If it is possible to conquer space, then perhaps it is also possible to conquer time. At least that was the theory American scientists were exploring in an effort to explain the new sources of knowledge the Russians possessed. Perhaps Russian scientists had discovered how to transport themselves back in time in order to learn long-forgotten secrets of the past. That was why young Ross Murdock, above average in... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: science fiction:SF, norton, audiobook, librivox Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
This is the AIP-TV version of "Warning from Space" with the Titan soundtrack and greatly improved color and detail, plus no annoying frameline as seen in other public domain versions. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWarning from SpaceJapanese film posterDirected byKoji ShimaProduced byMasaichi NagataWritten byHideo Oguni (screenplay)Gentaro Nakajima (novel)Jay Cipes (English dialogue)Edward Palmer (English dialogue)StarringKeizo KawasakiToyomi KaritaBin YagasawaShozo... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Warning from Space, Japanese Science Fiction, Sci-Fi, Daiei Film, Koji Shima, American International
LibriVox recording of A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Read by Bob Neufeld. A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman & Hall on 17 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge's ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visits of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. ( Summary by Wikipedia... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, literature, audiobook, children, fiction, christmas, scrooge Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of Great Inventors and Their Inventions by Frank Puterbaugh Bachman. Read in English by PNWDAN509; MaryAnn; Maggie Travers; Linda Andrus; Scott Bennett; Jesse Zuba This book is about Great inventors and what they created. It has different stories like Alexander Bell, Wrights, Morse, Gutenberg, and Edison. ON August 17, 1807, a curious crowd of people in New York gathered at a boat landing. Tied to the dock was a strange-looking craft. A smokestack rose above the deck. From... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, telegraph, inventions, inventors, stream engine, steam boat, cotton gin,...
LibriVox recording of VANISHED ARIZONA: RECOLLECTIONS OF THE ARMY LIFE OF A NEW ENGLAND WOMAN, by MARTHA SUMMERHAYES. "This is the lively autobiography of Martha Summerhayes, the wife of an officer in the American Army. Here, she tells many stories about life and conditions in different camps and forts in which she lived with her expanding family, people along the way, and Journeys." (Summary by Stav Nisser) For further information, including links to online text, reader information,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, memoirs, autobiography, americana, arizona, military, western Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
A much improved, widescreen copy of Antonio Margheriti's first Italian space opera, "Assignment Outer Space," also known as "Spacemen." The claim made in the Wikipedia article below that this film was released on a triple bill with "First Spaceship on Venus" and "The Mysterians" is a fantasy. It was originally released with "Phantom Planet," and was (arguably) the better film on that double bill. This film is interesting for having a black... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Assignment Outer Space, Antonio Margheriti, Rik Van Nutter, Archie Savage, Spaghetti Sci-Fi,...
This is a complete, 120mn long print of the film. The other print already available on the archive and its ipod derivative are 102mn long, with some scenes cut down or cut out altogether. Shot on location, The Big Lift is a reenactment of the Berlin Airlift of 1948. After the Russians decide to blockade West Berlin and no supplies can reach the area via land or water, the US Air Force and other allies steps in to bring food and fuel to the inhabitants via air in spite of dangerous flying... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: cold war, Berlin, Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, C-54, Operation Vittles
In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears vengeance against the descendants of the Inquisitors. 300 years later, a comet that was passing overhead on the night of the Baron's execution returns to earth, bringing with it the Baron in the form of a horrible, brain-eating monster that terrorizes the Inquisitor's descendants. ( 1 reviews ) Topic: horror 60's Spanish movie English dubbed
A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, 1943, World War, 1939-1945,...
Gene Autry and Frog (Smiley Burnette) head for South Africa where Gene's brother Tex (Ken Cooper) has found diamonds. Arriving they find Tex missing. Heading into the jungle, they are captured by a local tribe. Frog's magic gets Gene's release and Gene finds Tex. But Tex is a prisoner and Gene quickly finds himself a prisoner also. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Western, Gene Autry
byProduced by Monogram Pictures, Directed by Jean Yarbrough
A Monogram re-make of the 1935 Monogram movie, The Mystery Man (http://archive.org/details/Mystery_Man_1935) with different actors. A brash newspaper man is framed for murder but manages to expose the real killer and find his dream girl. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Frank Albertson, Joan Woodbury, Dick Elliott, Byron Foulger, murder mystery
Based (loosely) on the life of Joe Louis. Except that Louis never lost a professional fight (until after this movie was made, at least). Head of the Production Code office Joseph Breen warned that the film might not get played in the South because it depicted a black man (Joe Louis) defeating several white men in boxing matches. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: race film, independent, boxing, melodrama, Joe Louis
See more at IMDb; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046051/ Stars: Niall MacGinnis, John Ruddock and Pierre Lefevre In the opening narration, approx 2 minutes, there are several very poor audio edits. Also, the overall background noise level stands out a little more than usual. Both problems are inherent in the source. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Martin Luther, Biography, Drama, History
LibriVox recording of The Conjure Woman, by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read by James K. White. Published in 1899 by Houghton Mifflin, Chesnutt's first book, The Conjure Woman, was a collection of seven short stories, all set in "Patesville" (Fayetteville), North Carolina. While drawing from local color traditions and relying on dialect, Chesnutt's tales of conjuring, a form of magic rooted in African hoodoo, refused to romanticize slave life or the "Old South." Though... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, fiction, historical fiction, short stories Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
Yet another version of this sci-fi/horror "classic." After being decapitated in a car crash, "Jan in the Pan" needs a new body, and deranged surgeon/fiancee Herb Evers begins stalking strippers with the hope of performing a full-body transplant and eventually getting the best of both worlds. Naturally, things do not go quite as planned.I believe this is a clearer/sharper transfer of "Brain" than many (most?) of the others available in the Archive. Run time is 82... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: horror, sci-fi, transplantation, Jan in the Pan, mad scientist, low-budget
HD version of the 1958 "B" horror feature.A newlywed couple move into the man's old home, which was previously inhabited by him and his previous wife. Strange happenings abound, leading the new wife to think she may be going mad. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: American International Pictures, B movies, horror, old house, skull, terror, newlywed horror
LibriVox recording of The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph, by Henry M. Field. Read by Alex C. Telander. Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stretching across the great Atlantic Ocean. It took him thirteen years, a lot of money, and many men and ships and cable to make it happen. He wanted to bring the world together and make it a smaller place; to forge alliances and achieve peace. This is his... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobook, non-fiction, history, science, technology, deep sea cable Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
LibriVox recording of The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Version 3) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Read in English by David Clarke The book was first published in February 1905 by McClure, Phillips & Co. (New York) then on March 7, 1905 by Georges Newnes, Ltd. (London) and was the first Holmes collection since 1893, when Holmes had "died" in The Final Problem. Having published The Hound of the Baskervilles in 1901–1902 (setting it before Holmes' death) Doyle came under intense pressure... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Crime
LibriVox recording of Our Journey to Sinai, by Agnes von Blomberg Bensly. Read by Sue Anderson. Fortress-walled Saint Catherine's monastery on the Sinai peninsula has been a pilgrimage site since its founding by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian in the 6th century. According to tradition, the monastery sits at the base of the mountain where Moses received the Tablets of the Law. Set in rugged country, accessible in times past only by a many days journey by camel across barren desert, the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audiobook, librivox, travel, Bible, Sinai, Syriac Gospels. Source: Librivox recording of a public-domain text
byWilliam Thomas Sherman, email@example.com, http://www.mn-hp.com
X MARKS THE SPOT (1931)Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles MiddletonDirected by Erle C. KentonTiffany ProductionsWilliam Thomas Sherman, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.mn-hp.com ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lew Cody, Sally Blane, Wallace Ford, Charles Middleton
LibriVox recording of The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. Read in English by Karen Savage Doctor Dolittle and his friends travel to South America to meet the greatest naturalist in the New World. A note to listeners: This book was written in a different time, and as such, contains language and sentiments that are offensive to modern sensibilities. - Summary by Karen Savage For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: librivox, audiobooks, animals, dolittle